Unlike other TEFL training organisations, with TEFL Org UK you can be assured our courses are delivered and run by experienced TEFL professionals.

The TEFL Org UK’s team has over 30 years of experience in language schools and teacher training. All members of the team have completed the courses and have a variety of experiences teaching, living abroad and travelling.

Jennifer

Co-founder and Managing Director

Countries taught in:
I’ve taught in England, Greece, Scotland, France and online; teaching teenagers in private language schools in Greece and teaching Business English in France and travelling out to teach in different companies from Continental tyres to Avon headquarters.
Favourite destination that you have visited:
My favourite country is probably either Greece or France, especially for living and working.
Dream destination:
I was supposed to go to India with my daughter this year, so I think that’s my current dream destination.
What’s your favourite travel quote:
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page” - Augustine of Hippo
Favourite travel memory:
Too many to mention to be honest but about three years ago we took the kids on a business trip with us to China, visiting Beijing, Xian and Shanghai. It was amazing to visit places like The Forbidden City, the Great Wall of China and the Pearl Tower in China with them and to share that experience as a family.
Besides English, what languages can you speak:
I can speak French to a conversational level (sort of), some Greek and discovered just last year that 30 years after living in Austria I still had enough German to go shopping and order food, so that was good!
Do you prefer solo travel or travelling with friends/family:
I am a travel junkie and happy with any option!
What TEFL training have you had:
All The TEFL Org training of course! I also did the CTEFLA (the precursor to the current CELTA) many years ago,plus I’ve completed various training courses over my years teaching to allow me to be an examiner and to improve and refresh my teaching skills.


Joe

Director and Co-founder

Countries taught in:
Greece, France, China, Ireland, USA and UK
Favourite destination that you have visited:
My first love was the mountains of Greece, it was where I first taught. I fell in love with the language, music, culture, food and everything about it. It was very hard to leave.
Dream destination:
To sail around the world, and visit places I have never dreamt of visiting.
What’s your favourite travel quote:
“Feel the fear and do it anyway.” - (Not a travel quote, but sums up how I first felt when fear nearly made me not go to Greece to teach English)
Favourite travel memory:
Easter in Greece is the festival, it is perhaps one of the most social festivals I have ever been to. The whole town was like one big family.
Besides English, what languages can you speak:
To varying degrees of ineptitude, Greek, French and Mandarin.
Do you prefer solo travel or travelling with friends/family:
When I was younger it was nearly always with friends and family, now it is much more solo. Nearly all my travels to China have been solo and you meet so many more people!
What TEFL training have you had:
I first started teaching in 1993, and have been in teaching and teacher training ever since. As well as having a TEFL certificate, I also took a CELTA course back in 1996.


Thomas

Online Courses Manager

Countries taught in:
The UK, France, Portugal but mainly Spain.
Favourite destination that you have visited:
I don't have one favourite place, I have several. I love where I live; Madrid. I love the people, food and the openness of the people here. I love teaching in Madrid too, because your students, if they are adults of course, tend to become friends too and you all go out together for drinks on a terrace. The place I go for peace and quiet is the Hebrides in Scotland. I go when I can when I want to relax and just think.
Dream destination:
I am happy here in Madrid, and when I go to Málaga - I'd love to teach in Mexico. It is such a huge country, and so diverse! Maybe one day I will travel around Mexico and teach English to pay for my adventure!
What is an important factor for deciding your next destination:
Definitely the cultural experience and meeting people.
Favourite travel memory:
Easter in Greece is the festival, it is perhaps one of the most social festivals I have ever been to. The whole town was like one big family.
Besides English, what languages can you speak:
I am fluent in Spanish.
Do you prefer solo travel or travelling with friends/family:
I prefer travelling with my partner, so we can share the experience and I think the things you experience when you travel, bring you together and is bonding.
What TEFL training have you had:
I have taught for 32 years, teacher trainer 25 years, several TEFL certs, Trinity Dip, MA in Linguistics, MA in Education, Leadership and Management.


Alan

Sales and Marketing Manager

Countries taught in:
Spain.
Favourite destination that you have visited:
Thailand.
Dream destination:
Japan.
What’s your favourite travel quote:
“Never to go on trips with anyone you do not love.” - Ernest Hemingway.
Favourite travel memory:
Joining my sister, who had been travelling over Asia for six months, for New Year in Krabi, Thailand
What is an important factor for deciding your next destination:
Food - I love trying local cuisine.
Besides English, what languages can you speak:
Spanish.
Do you prefer solo travel or travelling with friends/family:
Travel with partner.
What TEFL training have you had:
120 hour TEFL course and taught English in Spain for two years.


Connor

Technical Support Advisor

Favourite destination that you have visited:
Calgary.
Dream destination:
Kyoto.
Favourite travel memory:
Seeing Banff in Canada
What is an important factor for deciding your next destination:
The weather, preferably warmer
Do you prefer solo travel or travelling with friends/family:
Travel with friends.


Debbie

Customer Service Advisor

Favourite destination that you have visited:
Iceland.
Dream destination:
Borneo - for the orangutans!
What’s your favourite travel quote:
“Not all who wander are lost.”
Favourite travel memory:
Smelling the gaufres (waffles) as you cycle to the beach in Dinard, France.
What is an important factor for deciding your next destination:
Making sure it's not a 'party' destination and that I can get a doggy-sitter!
Besides English, what languages can you speak:
An petit peu de francais, tres peu! (Very little French) and fluent in Scots.
Do you prefer solo travel or travelling with friends/family:
With my wife, and dog if possible.


Erin

Digital Marketing Executive

Favourite destination that you have visited:
Vienna.
Dream destination:
South Korea.
What’s your favourite travel quote:
“In an age of speed, I began to think, nothing could be more invigorating than going slow. In an age of distraction, nothing can feel more luxurious than paying attention. And in an age of constant movement, nothing is more urgent than sitting still.” - Pico Iyer.
Favourite travel memory:
A solo trip to Venice one rainy February to see a very special exhibition.
What is an important factor for deciding your next destination:
The galleries, architecture, and food!
Do you prefer solo travel or travelling with friends/family:
Both have their pros and cons.
What TEFL training have you had:
20-hour classroom + 120-hour online.


Jake

Web Designer and Front-End Developer

Favourite destination that you have visited:
Gili Air in Indonesia and Ha long Bay in Vietnam, I can't decide!
Dream destination:
Currently Cuba, but it changes a lot.
What’s your favourite travel quote:
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” - Mark Twain.
Favourite travel memory:
Helping newly hatched baby turtles make the journey to the sea in Borneo.
What is an important factor for deciding your next destination:
Somewhere interesting to explore, local wildlife and food.
Besides English, what languages can you speak:
A little Welsh.
Do you prefer solo travel or travelling with friends/family:
With my wife (and dog if possible!)


Lucas

PPC and SEO Executive

Favourite destination that you have visited:
Thailand.
Dream destination:
Thailand.
What’s your favourite travel quote:
“Never stop chasing the sun.”
Favourite travel memory:
Scuba diving training & unlimited scuba diving sessions.
What is an important factor for deciding your next destination:
Hot weather.
Besides English, what languages can you speak:
Lithuanian.
Do you prefer solo travel or travelling with friends/family:
Solo travel


Paige

PR & Social Media Executive

Favourite destination that you have visited:
Paris or New York
Dream destination:
Mykonos.
What’s your favourite travel quote:
“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.”
Favourite travel memory:
Exploring Paris, eating pain au chocolat’s for breakfast and drinking hot chocolate in a beautiful Parisian café.
What is an important factor for deciding your next destination:
The weather, the sights, and food!
Do you prefer solo travel or travelling with friends/family:
Travelling with friends/family or partner.
What TEFL training have you had:
I am currently taking the 188 Level 5 TEFL course.


Richard

TEFL Advisor

Favourite destination that you have visited:
China, Hong Kong, Costa Rica, Spain, Zambia.
Dream destination:
Madagascar.
What’s your favourite travel quote:
“Life is the way you take it” – a fisherman in Zambia
Favourite travel memory:
Lunar rainbow at midnight over Victoria falls.
What is an important factor for deciding your next destination:
Quality of life and the people in that country.
Besides English, what languages can you speak:
Mandarin and Spanish.
Do you prefer solo travel or travelling with friends/family:
Travelling solo.
What TEFL training have you had:
TEFL teacher – 6 years. Director of studies – 4 years. English for Academic purposes university lecturer – 2 years


Rory

Customer Service Advisor

Favourite destination that you have visited:
Copenhagen.
Dream destination:
Canada.
What’s your favourite travel quote:
“To Infinity and Beyond”
Favourite travel memory:
Going to China with my Family.
What is an important factor for deciding your next destination:
The time of the year.
Do you prefer solo travel or travelling with friends/family:
Travelling with friends and family.
What TEFL training have you had:
168-hour Level 5 course.


Vicky

Management Accountant

Favourite destination that you have visited:
Italy.
Dream destination:
Norway and Galapagos Islands.
What’s your favourite travel quote:
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do” - Mark Twain
Favourite travel memory:
Seeing orca swimming in the wild.
What is an important factor for deciding your next destination:
Sunshine, or orca feeding patterns.
Do you prefer solo travel or travelling with friends/family:
Travelling with friends and family.


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